*N100,000 for every goal scored
By Olayinka Elebute
Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Brother Felix Obuah has promised a N1million motivation gift to Nigeria’s representative, Rivers United FC. They have to win their match to get the gift. Their opponent is Club Africain of Tunisia. The fixture is in the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup competition which comes up on Sunday, 2nd July, 2017 at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Elekahia, Port Harcourt.
Obuah in a statement in Port Harcourt signed by Jerry Needam, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. He also added that each goal scored by Rivers United would earn the scorer N100,000.
The PDP Chairman urged the players to go all out for victory to do the government and people of Rivers State and indeed all Nigerians proud in the Sunday encounter, adding that the monetary incentives promised the players were made to boost their confidence against their opponent.
Brother Obuah reminded the players that as the only Nigerian club remaining in African club competitions, Rivers people and Nigerians at large deserves nothing but outright win to progress and increase their chances of winning the trophy.
Obuah, who is also the President/Sole Sponsor of Go-Round FC of Omoku, a Nigerian National League Club, charged soccer fans to turn out in their thousands and cheer Rivers United to victory, adding that the presence of supporters at the stadium would bring out the best in the players.
He urged the players to ensure a resounding victory against their opponents as a way to reciprocate the efforts of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, who is doing his best to encourage the youths and boosting sports development in the State.
The club has also promised on its Twitter handle: “We’ll be giving away 100 branded tee-shirts to the first 100 fans who turn up at YGS on Sunday for our CAF Confed Cup game vs Club Africain.”